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you. >>steve: it wasn't all football. who could forget commercials like this one? >> we're out of milk. we're going to run down the best and worst of 2013. good morning to you, brian kilmeade. >>brian: thank you. the rock and i go way back. i'll go over that relationship which has hit a roadblock. along with the hoopla surrounding the super bowl, i had a chance to go to baton rouge, louisiana, to the governor's mansion and speak to governor bobby jindal exclusively. you'll see both parts of that interview as we get started on "fox & friends" this monday. >> look at him go. he is flying! inside the 20! a kickoff return. 109 yards. >>gretchen: the ravens kobe jones with a 108-yard kickoff return. the ravens all the rave this morning beating the 49ers to win super bowl xlvii. good morning everybody. live from new york and still in new orleans, brian kilmeade. >>steve: brian, it looks as if you are in your attorney's office. what happened? >>brian: i have a library in louisiana i said if i'm going to stay monday, i'm going to get work done. unlike backdrops, these are actual books. when ev
that have many people no longer worried about his views but his competence. >>steve: this is your pilot sleeping. the veteran pilot who was supposed to land that airplane passed out behind the control is what happened. we did wind up scrambling a fire truck if that tells you anything. let's go down to brian kilmeade at the super bowl. i know it's a special day if he gives me an introduction to the cold open. i'm awake now but it was an extremely late night. my trip to bourbon street. >> nowhere on bourbon street would you find santa claus partying. >>brian: that's an interesting hat. i will not be bringing it back. the real nfl experience live from new orleans. that's where we are. "fox & friends" starts now. [music] >>brian: that is the tulane marching band. they were there. we have the tulane cheerleaders as well. it's early for them. to the right we've got the louisiana national guard. they have been a busy group over the past ten years between katrina and the b.p. disaster. of course we have some of the finest football players in louisiana. they are all under 8 years old. they are i
of weather and traffic. let's start with steve. >> it looks good. we start off a little cold for some or not too bad for others. temperatures near 50 close to the coast and in san francisco. high pressure again says i don't think so. everything continues to go north. hazy sunshine. a lot of 60s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is looking good on 880 oakland. we are still at the point where it's not that bad for you to drive. things are about to change. this is also a look at 80 westbound coming out to the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news breaking news story we first told you about on the morning news at 4:30. oakland police have issued an amber alert for a missing one- year-old girl. isaza tolefree was wearing a pink shirt with blue bears. investigators believe 56-year- old man kim tolefree abducted her. he is described as 6'4" weighing 270 pounds. he is considered armed and dangerous. he is reportedly driving a 1973 gray kind of a primer colored gray chevy pickup with california license plate 7n79574. now keep an eye out for that
with us. steve has the friday and weekend forecast. how does it look? >> looking good. we do have another morning 30s and 40s. probably a little bit more fog this morning than we had north bay and east bay. overall hazy sunshine. maybe a few subtle changes on the weekend. i'll get to that in ten minutes. highs today right where they were yesterday. mid to upper 60s. >>> steve, good morning. northbound 280 traffic looks good. it's a nice looking drive. also if you are driving on the traffic here on highway 4 it's moving well. you are about to see some information pop up on the changeable message signs that you see on the roads. new amber alert is about to be issued. just got off the phone with chp they told me all the information. we'll have all the information as soon as oakland police does give us more. you will see it and we'll have it for you. let's go back to the desk. >>> we have breaking news coming out of turkey this morning. a suicide bomber set off explosives right outside the american embassy. at least two people were killed, several others have been hurt. coming up at 5:15, our
and john and elizabeth and steve; steve, are government subsidies a bad thing? >> absolutely, dave. it turned a catapult of college in an albatross. tuition is four times therate of inflation balse of subsidies and making killeds indentured -- kids indentured services. it is horrible. >> they come out of college with huge debts and can't get a job with a college degree. >> there is it a lot of things to be concerned about. i have to tell you, i find the question profoundly troubling. it leads to one answer. that is to say if you don't have money in the country, you shouldn't be able to go to college. how do you go to college if you don't have money? subsidies make money available for deserving killeds to go -- kids to go to school. >> if you can't get a job and end up with 20 or 30 or 40 thousand or more is it worth it? >> that is the same question that human resources departments are asked. do we want more experience in the workplace or blue-chip pen that is overpriced. this is it circular problem. government subsidies means and universities hire more administrative staff. they ou
days, i think one day this week, it was up to 50 minutes. 7:08. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >>> good morning. a little bit more fog on this friday morning. patrick redwood shores says a little bit around san mateo, fc, foster city, but clear south of the bridge. so for some there's pockets of it. i know on the hayward side there's fog. concord, livermore, napa, santa rosa. yesterday, it was the north bay. patchy fog but hazy and warm. mostly sunny. higher clouds. next rain, thursday, friday. next thursday, friday. although it's looking more like a colder system than a rainy system. we need the rain. if you thought where is the breeze, there has not been much. others in the east bay, have a pretty good offshore wind continuing. that for shom the offshore breeze is in place. that means the coast has really nice weather. temperatures on the lows are even warmer that morning than yesterday it will be sunny. mostly cloudy. there's some higher clouds. i think most of those day towards more central california. 30s for some. 49. redwood city, san rafael is at 41. livermore is 32. s
katrina? >> it was gone. >> pelley: and steve hartman "on the road" with one man's odyssey to new orleans to honor its biggest fan. >> he was my hero. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from jackson square in new orleans. >> pelley: good evening. we are here to cover the super bowl this sunday, but we start tonight with the economy. it took nearly five years but the dow is back above 14,000, a symbolic end to the worst economic crisis since the great depression. back in october of 2007 the dow hit an all time high of 14,164 and then the bottom fell out. by march of' 099, that key measure of america's economic health had fallen to 6,547. today the dow gained 149 points to close at 14,009. the market was giving a thumbs up to the latest jobs report. while unemployment did tick up a tenth of a point to 7.9%, a separate survey of employers shows that they added 157,000 new jobs. but is the stock market's big gain a sign of economic health or is it a wall street fever? here's anthony mason. >> reporter: super bowl souvenirs are rolli
steve harrigan is at kennedy space center tonight. >> ten years ago, family member on those on board columbia gathered at kennedy space center to await return of the loved ones. ♪ ♪ >> selfless service of the men and women who lost their lives in the "columbia" accident. >> it came today a decade later in remembrance. for some, the pain still fresh. >> february 1, 2003, became a traumatic, shocking day. anticipating a joyful homecoming of our crew, we were jolted in the viewing area to a nightmarish stroll of fear, uncertainty and horror. that led to a crushing announcement that the crew had perished in reentry. >> nasa marked three of the worst tragedies today. each occurring in the same winter week. in 1967, fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts on board apollo 1. including gus grisham, member of the original mercury program. in 1986, the shuttle acc challenger exploded killing all seven on board, including the first teacher in space. the tragedy witnessed by school children shook the nation. >> i know it's hard to understand that sometimes painful things like this hap
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, white house correspondent for the hill, amie parnes and steve. >> good morning. >> the growth in the u.s. economy turned negative for the first time. how is the president interpreting the latest economic numbers? >> the white house is basically saying that this report shows that the economy is still healing, something they have said. but they used the record to say, you know, they carbed that spending cuts -- that the greater spending cuts could -- could hurt the economy. that's where they are right now. we need to replace sequester, strike the right balance between spending and revenue and meanwhile republicans are kind of pointing the finger at them, saying you threw away the jobs council, where are the jobs? more finger pointing on both sides. >> let's switch gears and talk about former senator chuck hagel's confirmation hearing for second of defense. there were some pretty tense moments, let's take a listen. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy plunder in th ee vietnam. correct or incorrect. the question is were yo
and scores. the penguins go on to take the final period when the lakers acquired steve nash and white howard, many were punching their ticket to the finals. the electors are eight games out of the final playoff spot in the west. howard sitting this one out with these shoulder injury. that is the way you draw it up. led by as many as 18. kobe was all smiles. destines come back. cutting the lead down to 1. just over a minute to play. who will take the clutch shot? kobe bryant of course. the lakers get a much-needed win. stay with us. john collins is ba >> tonight, a flurry or two. mike flurries tomorrow. the daytime forecast is great. not a bad forecast. >> we'd like it. it keeps it barbara rush hour. >> we will be back here right after the game. plan on joining us after the super bowl. this season has been a lesson in character, the best in sporting competition and now we get to celebrate that down in new orleans. orleans. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former militar
of remembrance ten years after the columbia accident. steve harrigan is live in cape canaveral, florida. steve? >> reporter: jon, a day of remembrance here, but also a day of gratitude, remembering those who gawf their lives for -- gave their lives for space exploration. among the speakers, the widow of the commander of the spaceship columbia. >> february 1, 2003, became a traumatic, shocking day. anticipating a joyful homecoming of our crew, we were jolted in the viewing area into a nightmarish stroll of fear, uncertainty and horror. that led to a crushing announcement that the crew had perished. >> reporter: three major tragedies in nasa's history claimed the lives of 17 astronauts beginning in 1967 with the apollo i, a fire onboard the capsule on the launching pad claimed the lives of three including gus brisesome, a veteran of the america ri program, and then again in 1986 it was the space shuttle challenger. that shuttle flew for just 73 seconds before exploding, a tragedy that was captured before the ideas of many school children, that's because it was the first teacher in space program,
challenger and other fellow nasa colleagues. steve harrigan live tonight at kennedy space center in florida. steve? >> shepard, a solemn day here at kennedy space center. 10 years ago the relatives of the seven astronauts on board the space shuttle columbia were right here waiting for its return. for some, 10 years later that grief is still fresh. >> anticipating a joyful homecoming of our crew, we were jolted in the viewing area into a nightmarish stroll of fear, uncertainty and horror. that led to a issue dr.ing announcement that the crew had perished during reentry. >> nasa today on a day of remembrance marked other tragedies as well. apollo one which burned up on the launch pad in 1967 killing three astronauts on board the space shuttle challenger flight lasted one minute before disintegrating. a tragedy witnessed by school children across america because one of the seven on board was christa mechanical live the teachner space,. >> steve harrigan at the kennedy space center. a pilot passed out mid flight with 116 passengers and five crew members on board. so says a spokesman for alaska
of the president's jobs council, co-founder of aol, steve case, so stick around for that. >>> new pictures this morning of reporters dogging democratic new jersey senator robert menendez. in case you're wondering these pictures were taken outside of his house in washington, d.c. menendez fighting allegations he violated finance laws and had sex with underaged prostitutes. he gave his first on camera comments to cnn regarding this issue. >> reporter: senator menendez do you have any response to violating any campaign finance laws? >> i have comments printed at any office. >> reporter: nameless, faceless? >> anonymous allegations. you should find out who that is. >> the senator is in line to become chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> scary moments for some alaska air passengers. flight was forced to make an emergency landing because the captain passed out. >> and then all of a sudden the attendant started running up and down the aisle, i've never seen them go so fast and they announced if there's any doctors or nurses or anyone aboard to please come forward and then the r
katrina through two wars and a couple of presidential elections, nbc news president steve capus has run it all on broadcast, cable and the internet. like many of us, started back in local news and worked his way up. he is a 20-year nbc news veteran. >>> when we come back here tonight, the other gridiron event taking place on sunday. it involves just as much drinking and tackling as the real thing. >>> as we may have mentioned, there's a big game on sunday. and while millions upon millions of us football fans will be watching as we do every year, it's not for everybody, and some will be scanning around for an alternative. if, say, puppies are your thing, you're in luck, because for the ninth straight year, this sunday is puppy bowl sunday. and a while back, we got a behind-the-scenes look at animal planet's annual attempt to provide intentionally fluffy counter programming. >> you can do this. it's the biggest day of your life. >> it would be nice to think actual nfl refs did this before a game, but this being the puppy bowl, he's an actor. and a good one. but to be honest, all we're rea
, raising money for former saints player steve gleason who is battling als. his former team linebacker scott fujita was there, along with bill romanowski who presented a trophy to the wounded warriors head coachment. >> when the nfl called and asked if we would help out the organization, it was a no-brainer. we get treated like royalty around the country. these guys deserve that type of treatment. >> to be a part of the journey with them, seeing the impact on their lives, changing the course of the conversation, it was a no doubt er doubter. >> we have more coming up at 6:00. and the hour-long special, 9:00 p.m. live from new orleans. that will do it for now. ahmed fareed from new orleans. >> obviously we had some technical problems there, but we got the story out. >>> when we come back, thousands of women run through candlestick park today. >> and they have the mud to prove it. >>> the 49ers are down in new orleans for the super bowl. someone else is getting down and dirty at candlestick. >> that's where today's dirty girl mud run, that's what it is called, kicked off today. >> you were the
years in san francisco. i love the niners, during the heyday of steve young and joe montana. >> i grew up in watsonville, california. >> watsonville, high school. >> yes, the wildcats, go! >> gregg: that is so you. all right. heather? >> heather: i can watch brenda every. >> at 10:00 a.m. on fox news channel. >> still to come. new fears that north korea is on the verge of conducting another nuclear test. they have a bells ringing in washington. >> gregg: and supreme court ruling on religious freedom facing a test in brenda's state in california, do teachers at a christian school to provide proof of their faith? the school says, yes, you do. our legal panel is here. lis wiehl and mercedes. [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu! oh my goodness... oh my gosh, this looks amazing... [ male announcer ] 15 entrees under $15
park. >> reporter: steve carritick is the senior producer of cbs sports and today he's giving me a tour of the compound. trailer after trailer of editing rooms, taping, graphics. >> over 40 videotape machines just for the game alone. >> reporter: sneaking through the entire compound are thousands of wires and cables. it's crazy to think that on game day every one of them has to be connected to the right thing. >> i always used to joke like what would happen if you actually pulled one of them out? >> reporter: this is the place to be on game day. the producer sits here. the director sit right here. this is where all the critical decisions are made during the super bowl. >> anything and everything can happen. you try to plan as best you can, but the game is the game. you have to react to what happens. >> reporter: quick reaction time is a by-product of good planning. >> the preparations in general for cbs literally began probably three years ago after our last super bowl in miami. >> reporter: their crews have been coming here over the last year on and off. now they're 1,000 st
trailer park. >> very fancy, very expensive trailer parch. >> reporter: steve carasikr is the senior producer of cbs sports and today he gives me a tour of the compound, trailer after trailer of editing suites, tape rooms, graphics. >> we have over 60 cameras, over 40 videotape machines for the game alone. >> reporter: snaking through the entire compound are thousands of wires and cables. it's crazy to think on game day every one of them has to be connected to the right thing. >> i always used to joke with something like what would happen if you actually pulled one of them out? >> reporter: this is the place to be on game day. the producer sits here. the director sits here. this is where all the critical decisions are made during the super bowl. >> anything and everything can happen. you try to plan as best you can for it, but the game is the game and you have to react to what happens. >> reporter: quick reaction time is a by-product of good planning. >> the preparations in general for the super bowl and cbs literally began probably three years ago after our last super bowl in mia
of al-qaeda as that practice faces new questions. let's bring in the panel, steve hies and charles krauthammer. well as we know white paper obama administration was leaked. we know more of the legal parameters that the administration cites for the use of drones to attack and to kill american citizens. the target must be and target must be a, quote, senior operational leader that poses an imminent threat and the decision could be made by informed high level official of the u.s. government. steve, do those seem reasonable guidelines? >> any time you have the u.s. governmental killing a u.s. citizen without due process it would have to give you pause. if you look the way president obama, he demagogued the issue in the campaign and things he said afterwards, there is tremendous amount of hypocrisy from the white house. we are talking about by the administration over water boarding enhanced interrogations where you would be subjecting a non-u.s. citizen to interrogations versus this kind of killing of american citizen. i think there is a lot of hypocrisy involved. just because it's hypo
connectionincre. could this raise unemployment? with me to crunch the numbers, welcome to the show, steve. now, this is my reaction of raising the minimum wage, which sounds great, raise wages for workers b u feel, you know, places only have a certain amount of income to spend on labor, and they'll fire workers or raise the prices; right? >> it's one of the most studied issues in the world economically, and the vast majority of studies show when you raise minimum raise, you destroy low wage jobs, mostly for teenagers, and the reason you do that, of course, is because government can tell a business you need to raise, you know, your rates, but it can't -- they are not giving them the money to do it. the money comes from somewhere. melissa: not out of thin airment for example, we went ahead to crawnch the number, the example of mcdonald's, a place where you see minimum wage in effect. looking at maryland. maryland is a place they want to raise it dire straights $2.75. that's considered. >> that's a lot. melissa: yeah, that's a lot. we crunched through all the numbers. if you had to do that per ho
, we flew with the flight police patrol that uses an infrared camera. chief pilot steve robertson was attacked himself, suffering two burned corneas. >> you take the vision from a pilot, that aircraft's ability to land is greatly compromised. >> reporter: on the lookout for a light that blinds rather than illuminates. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> i just question what these people are doing that you have so little in life that you want to sit on your porch and shine a light and potentially harm pilots, put lives at risk. what kind of moron do you have to be to do that? >> it sounds like he heard the helicopter outside and got upset. that's why he did that. this part i love. he was so dumb, he didn't even -- he was at his home. just go next door. it's the dark. no one is going to see you slip into your own house. >> consider this serious stat. from 2011, a beam that's just 1/25 of an inch wide at its origin can be two to three feet wide by the time it gets to that plane. that's why it can hurt them and put the whole plane at risk. >> it's so serious that in 2012 it was banned
bigger soluons. powerful answers. verizon. >> steve: super bowl is over. come on home, brian. >> brian: all right. sean did an unbelievable job. forgot to sleep. as did a.j. hall. >> gretchen: the clydesdales are here tomorrow. have a great day. plar there are new questions about the murder of the most effective navy seal sniper in history. chris kyle survived four tours of duty in iraq. but police say in the end he was killed this weekend by a marine veteran he was ready to help. gregg: kyle had 160 kills. the terrorists dubbed him the terror of ramadi and put a bounty on his head. martha: he was acting as a mentor to this man eddy ray ralph before police say ralph turned the gun on him and killed him. casey, what's the latest on the investigation here? >> reporter: this is a bizarre story, one that's developing all the time. the detectives are working on figuring out how these three men knew each other exactly and for how long. apparently they had all ridden in the same vehicle together to that gun range on saturday. but the motive in terms of what spurred the attack is unclear. that
let's get the latest on the withy morning commute steve hirshhorn. the traffic and snow don't go well together. this is 270. too bad right now. . youmiddle of the screen, see in accidents on the ramp .orthbound , slow down to to the beltway. to the mat.ke you has been multivehicle crashes northbound on george washington parkway before you 123.o a 10-vehicle accident reported on the northbound george washington parkway. want to think about another snow.on the here is a look at that weather forecast with jacqui jeras. >> d.c. is already dry. you could get a couple of snow flurries. steady snow is done. over towards annapolis, you will pick up a half inch. expires by advisory for today. cold, 30res are degrees. highs will only make it into the mid-30s today. thanks. another news update ♪ >>> you know where they are. new orleans, the big easy. and robin roberts so happy to be home right there. look at her smile. look at josh and sam behind her. they all rode down for her first homecoming since the bone marrow transplant. so great to see her. every day one step closer to returning to "gm
is okay. and that the kidnapper is dead. we were told by state representative steve klaus that ethan is now in a local hospital, dothan, alabama, not that far away. we hope he's with his mom, with his family. and he's beginning to adjust. let's talk about this adjustment process. a forensic psychologist is joining us. tell us about what they need to do. a 5-year-old. he's almost 6 years old. he suffers apparently from a mild form ofs an purchasinger's syndro syndrome, attention deficit disz order. what do they need to do to get this boy going, restart his life? >> it's going to be a bit complicated. first of all, by the fact that he does have asperger's. the problem there is oftentimes, as many people know, that means that there's difficulty with communication skills. and one the things that is going to be especially difficult is to get him to be able to verbalize in a very nuanced way what he needs to say about what happened. i think that's going to be their biggest hurdle. getting him to talk about the trauma. it's going to have to take place in his time, when he feels like talking
steve shannon put it best in his hope for what will happen. >> i'm mostly rooting for a close game. >> reporter: i think steve spoke for all of us in saying that we all hope for a big game and we -- if we get it we'll be getting it here again in this tremendous really quintessential american city in new orleans, nobody better by the way to show us to us than one emeril lagasse. sam and i, a big tour from the man they call around here big chef. >> way to make us jealous, josh. help me out. you're a sports buffer. give me the cliff notes version of what i need to know if i go to a party about this game that makes museum that -- >> reporter: well, bianna, i have you. it is essentially not just a clash of cultures or really even styles, this is really nfl present versus nfl future. in the ravens a big strong armed traditional quarterback in joe flacco looking to throw the ball deep downfield, take advantage of a weak san francisco secondary. in the 49ers, however, they have a young speedster. a second year quarterback named named colin kaepernick in a new offense, pistol offense, a run
down. from katrina through two wars and a couple of presidential elections, nbc news president steve capus has run it all on broadcast, cable and the internet. like many of us, started back in local news and worked his way up. he is a 20-year nbc news veteran. >>> when we come back here tonight, the other gridiron event taking place on sunday. it involves just as much drinking and tackling as the real thing. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and i
wondering since when do compliments count as questions. steve kroft admitting that the president keeps coming back to "60 minutes" because the show, quote, won't go out of its way to make him look back. a common complaint during the election with the majority of negative coverage falling on mitt romney according to a new pew poll that found that out. david is the author of spin masters how the need bra ignored the real news and helped reelect barack obama. all right, david. you know what critic also say and some on the left will say look, these polls weighted in a certain direction. they are going to show, of course, that there was more negative coverage because there was just a preponderance. there were nor news outlets coverings. this that's why. what dues to that? >> this is the pew center for people in the press. this isn't a crank outfit we are talking about here. the coverage of romney was incredibly negative compared to the coverage of obamana. and, in fact, if you adjust for the fact that romney won that debate and had to get some positive coverage because of it the coverage se
thousand, and the president said thanks to steve we expanded support for our brightest engineers and ontras they pursu ground breaking innovations. i am grateful that steve agreed to join in my cabinet and i wish him all the best in the future. the stimulus bill had millions for green energy ventures including new batteries and the u.s. has sort of pioneered some of the new inventions. >> it will be interesting to see who the president picks in his replacement. another thing, and i know you are following the big announcement today out of the white house. changing the controversial health care policy that required religious organizations to provide birth control coverage for women, and i believe the white house is changing its position. explain how and why. >> reporter: the department of health and human services are defining how they are interpreting the rule and it means that any religious organization now does not have to offer contraception directly to their employees if they object to that, instead the insurance company they work with will provide it. the religious organization is left
thanks to iraq? matt mccall is president of the penn financial group. steve moore senior economic writer for the "wall street journal." all right. when you talk about iraq the term cheap oil is used because it's relatively inexpensive to extract it because it was under utilized for decades. you the know the wars there and the oil embargo and so forth. if that is now tapped, and escalated properly, steve, could we be entering an era of cheap energy? >> look, i think we are going to enter a era of cheap energy regardless of what happens in iraq, because actually the big news story in energy is what is happening in -- store in the united states of america. gregg: well assuming it's not stopped. >> right, kpel exactly, grea well, exactly, great point, gregg. with respect to iraq this is a major oil export company that's been off line for the last five to ten years. if they can continue to produce oil that will reduce the oil price around the world. by the way that has the affect gregg of being like a tax cut for the american consumer. it's very good news for consumers and the economy. gregg:
the january jobs report. moody's steve chist mark zandi, former council of economic advisers chairman austan goolsbee and jared bernstein. their predictions and reaction to the number in a special jobs friday hour of "squawk box" that you can only see here on cnbc. and don't forget you can find "squawk box" online and on mobile, too. follow us on twitter @squawkcnbc is the handle. like us on facebook if you want a little thumbs up, and you can of course visit us on our show page squawk.cnbc.com. and there's been a lot of new stuff that's been going off on these pages so check it out. >>> welcome back, everybody. let's chat with's guest host kelly king who is chairman and ceo of bb&t. we were talking about how businesses want to be optimistic, ceos want to be optimistic. what's holding them back? >> well, a continuing concern about all of the areas of uncertainty. it's interesting, ceos want to do business. they want to grow. they want to add employees. that's how we make money. that's how we reward our shareholders. and for almost five years now everybody's been holding back. you know, not m
. the unemployment rate climbing to 7.9%. steve liesman joins us with his take. he wasn't kidding. a busy morning. >> yeah, really. hopefully i'll earn my paycheck on a day like today, carl. as rick said, i think the important part was, most of it better than expectations. the construction number, that could help that negative one on gdp. we'll get to jobs in just a second. but also the ism pgoing well. total 157. private sector 166. unemployment ticking up. hours unchanged at 34.4. earnings up .2. the revisions, 127. i want to talk about that. i want to show you a chart here that takes a look at -- there's the bar chart. there's the old private sector fourth quarter average of 185. and now it's 225,000. but what was the fourth quarter? the fourth quarter was full of fiscal cliff concerns. so doug duncan, an economist at fannie mae, writing this morning, the payrolls in the fourth quarter is consistent with robust growth in business investment in the gdp report. we already saw that. suggesting that uncertainty over fiscal policy did not hurt businesses hiring and investing as feared. if it did hu
through, as steve accurately described, a senate that will not be eager to embrace and control the further we get away daughter will be for democrats to push. lou: and the other initiative on the part of the president that he has made a priority, of course, back with comprehensive immigration reform. is there the appetite for this? standing tall as the leading conservative in the gain of eight. but what is the appetite in the senate for comprehensive immigration reform as has been outlined? >> a gross oversimplification of the state of play here in washington. but i think there are basically three groups. there are people who say, look at where we are today. no matter what what we must avoid is being in this position again. we cannot have 12 million or however many illegal immigrants here in the united states. we have to do everything we can to prevent an eventuality. then you have a second group, more bipartisan, and they say we have to deal with what is in front of us, but we should do what we can to avoid being here again, and then you have a third group, and i think the president is, i
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